- Your ability to communicate effectively in written form comprises a large portion of your success in the class. You are expected to put together engaged and well-written assignments. All written assignments (including blog posts) should be your original work, be professional and well-organized, make a clear and compelling argument, contain a thesis statement, fully cite all sources, and use textual evidence and exposition.
- Penn’s Writing Center. Open Sun-Fri. FREE! Make an appointment or just drop in.
All assignments (including blog posts) should use Modern Language Association format. Sources:
- MLA Citation Guide (by Purdue University)
- Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009 (The campus bookstore and Van Pelt Library have copies)